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Johnny LaRue's Crane Shot
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
More Fi'dies
In case you haven't gone back to read any comments, here are some replies to last week's post about my Top 50 Movie Moments.

Hal Horn wrote:

"24,000? That's too...." Marshal Lucky battling high prices in USED CARS
"I'm still here, you bastards!" Steve McQueen floats out to freedom in PAPILLON
"No one's allowed to smoke..." Groucho outlines his platform for leadership, DUCK SOUP
Pam Grier's wonderfully fake Jamaican accent and subsequent catfight, COFFY (actually, I could probably make a list of 25 Pam Grier moments alone :)
"Springtime for Hitler", THE PRODUCERS
"No, we won't.".....has there ever been a more perfect Bronson ending than 10 TO MIDNIGHT?
"Blue! 69! Blue! 69!".....the original LONGEST YARD
The entire hour from 10-11 P.M. at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, WHO'S MINDING THE MINT?
Buster Keaton vs. the cannibals, THE NAVIGATOR
Buster Keaton vs. the waterfall, OUR HOSPITALITY
Forrest Tucker vs. the rocket-launching VW's, THUNDER RUN
"Where's your Messiah nowwwww!" Edward G. Robinson in THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
"No, you brought two too many." the opening, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
"No, dueling is stupid!" Forrest Tucker and Bruce Cabot duel...with wet mops(!), ROCK ISLAND TRAIL
Lon Chaney Sr.'s reaction when he realizes he's lost Joan Crawford, THE UNKNOWN
Charles Bronson and Ed Lauter walk down the street side-by-side gunning down scum, DEATH WISH 3
Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly, you know the scene, BOUND,
Also a nod to Joe Pantoliano in the same ("What? I didn't use a good towel.")
Paul Muni's performance in SCARFACE: THE SHAME OF THE NATION (1932 version)
Andy Griffith's performance in A FACE IN THE CROWD; also a nod to the Vitajex commercial in the same movie.
"You knows I likes big titties!" Warren Oates provides one of the many jaw-dropping moments in DRUM
"Deny, deny, deny!" Joey Bishop demonstrates Robert Morse's theory, A GUIDE FOR THE MARRIED MAN
One more Tuck moment: the interrogation at the anthill, BARQUERO
The huddle-cam, H.O.T.S.

Personally, I could probably do a Top 50 USED CARS Moments if I wanted to. From Matt Farkas:

The huge shit-eating grin on Gene Kelly's face when he looks up at the camera and sings, "There's a SMILE on my face!" in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN.
Jane Fonda's zero-gravity striptease during the opening credits of BARBARELLA.
The heart-breaking denouement in John Ford's HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY.
"No, Mr. Bond - I expect you to die!" GOLDFINGER.
The kiss and cuddle in the rain between George Peppard, Audrey Hepburn, and Cat at the end of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S.
Racquel Welch's fur bikini in ONE MILLION B.C.
"Ordinary people...I hate 'em!" Harry Dean Stanton, REPO MAN.
The tour of the Krell furnaces in FORBIDDEN PLANET.
"You won't find it down there, Columbus!" Tura Satana, FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!
And my own favorite H.O.T.S. moment - Angela Aames amazingly kinetic display of quivering, jiggling, bouncing, unfettered sweater-meat during the wet t-shirt contest, clearly besting the film's actual winners Susan Kiger and Lindsay Bloom (who somehow ekes out a win while wearing an opaque green tee and a BRA, fercryanoutloud!).

Did Lindsay Bloom ever do a nude scene? I don't remember one...and I would think that I would remember it. It's interesting that we all had H.O.T.S. on our list. An amazing coincidence, don't you think? So help me H.O.T.S.

Posted by Marty at 4:48 PM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 4:50 PM CDT
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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 10:02 PM CDT

Name: Hal Horn
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To every guy of a certain age, and I think we're both that right age (roughly 12 to 14 at the time H.O.T.S. was making its cable rounds) H.O.T.S. was a rite of passage of sorts. :)

I agree with you 100% on the 25 USED CARS moments alone; I've seen the film 100 times, and I swear I was still catching things on about the 40th viewing that I didn't notice before.
A close second to the Marshal Lucky commercial would be the entire scene with the guys "landscaping", where Warden is obviously, gleefully adding as much profanity as he can and Graham is repeating everything Russell says.
But then there's the disco dancing strippers, the first illegal commercial, about 6 of Warden's quotes, about 4 of Frank McCrae's quotes (i.e. the protesting nuns)....yeah, 25 would be easy.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 10:05 PM CDT

Name: Hal Horn
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One last thing on H.O.T.S.; I guess we all had a favorite. Personally, I liked Lisa London better than Bloom or Aames, but it's not like there's a bad choice among them.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 11:35 AM CDT

Name: ld

I gotta play too:

"Deserve's got nothing to do with it."--Eastwood, UNFORGIVEN.
"We all got it comin', kid." Eastwood, UNFORGIVEN
"Fuck the bonus." Rutger Hauer, WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE.
"No you won't." Charles Bronson, 10 TO MIDNIGHT
"What heart?" Gabriel Byrne, MILLER'S CROSSING
"It's a cold sore. It only acts up around morons." Gabriel Byrne to the Dane in MILLER'S CROSSING
"I'm a mean vindictive sunuvabitch." Charles Bronson, 10 TO MIDNIGHT
"Nothing's gonna' stop us now!" DIRTY MARY & CRAZY LARRY
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe." Rutger Hauer, BLADERUNNER
"He's a pacifist. And you know he has emotional problems, man." "You mean beyond pacifism?" Goodman, THE BIG LEBOWSKI
"I . . . I'm cooperating here!" William H., FARGO
"I'm an eccentric millionare." Charles Bronson, MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
"They're afraid — she's afraid — of me, you, him... all of us. Farmers. Their families told them we'd rape them.
"Well, we might. In my opinion, though, you might have given us the benefit of the doubt." Yul Brenner, MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
"All right, we waste him. No offense!" Hicks, ALIENS
"I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids." Gen. Ripper, DR. STRANGELOVE
"You sounded . . . taller on the radio." Buford T. Justice, SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT
"Raymond Shaw is the kindest, warmest, bravest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life." Sinatra, MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
"Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner." De Niro, HEAT
"Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets." De Niro, TAXI DRIVER
"You think I'm funny? Funny how? Funny like a clown?" Pesci, GOOD FELLAS
"So pretty please with sugar on top, clean the fucking car." Keitel, PULP FICTION
"AK-47--when you absolutely, positively gotta' kill every muthafucker in the room, accept no substitutes." Sam Jackson, JACKIE BROWN

Not 50 but I'm at work . . . so

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 11:35 AM CDT

Name: Matt Farkas

Although a film like H.O.T.S. doesn’t really require a brilliant script to achieve it’s intended goals, the script by Cheri Caffaro and Joan Buchanan does have some genuinely funny lines and revels in humiliation-based conflict, drawing an interesting parallel to Caffaro’s GINGER films, especially the beach-catfight scene in GIRLS ARE FOR LOVING. If anything, I lay most of the blame for the film’s at-times labored set-ups at the feet of director Gerald Seth Sindell, who demonstrates an uncanny ability to do as little as possible with a loaded script and a game cast.

I think Hal is right on about the generational zeitgeist H.O.T.S. tapped into. That film, along with others like PRIVATE LESSONS or YOUNG LADY CHATTERLY and it’s sequel (in which Sybil Danning gets it on with Adam West!), brings back a lot of happy teenage Skinemax memories!

Actually Marty, Lindsay Bloom has two nude scenes in H.O.T.S., plus a handful in SIX-PACK ANNIE and FRENCH QUARTER. The first one is near the beginning when the PI sorority girls are doing some topless sunbathing and get surprised by the H.O.T.S. girls in the hot-air balloon. The other is at the end during the strip-football game.

My favorite H.O.T.S. girls are Angela Aames (also notable in Jim Wynorski’s overdue-on-DVD THE LOST EMPIRE), Susan Kiger (Playboy Playmate of the Month January 1977 - the first Playmate to do hardcore porn [Deadly Love in ‘76] before she became a Playmate; also notable in Andy Sidaris’ overdue-on-DVD SEVEN), and Pamela Jean Bryant (Playboy Playmate of the Month April 1978; also notable in the overdue-on-DVD Van Patten-infiltrated LUNCH WAGON).

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 1:23 PM CDT

Name: Marty

I don't remember one in H.O.T.S., and as I recall, she keeps her hands covering her breasts at the end of that football game. Maybe I should rewatch it. I also recall very little skin (from Louisa Moritz only) in SIXPACK ANNIE, but I'm wondering if I have an edited TV print. My copy came from Canada's Drive-In Channel, which did occasionally air TV prints (JOYSTICKS and PINBALL SUMMER are others). I don't like SIXPACK ANNIE enough to rewatch it this soon, but maybe in the interest of recording history...

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 3:57 PM CDT

Name: Tolemite

You have great taste, LD. our lists turned out pretty similar.

Sunday, June 4, 2006 - 7:52 PM CDT

Name: Neil

Just rewatched H.O.T.S. last night and her hands do leave her breasts several times during the football game - as well as a little in the sunbathing scene - only a couple of times to full effect, but definitely once or twice pretty fully, yes.

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